Meat Chicken Pen

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by marcus connor, Jan 20, 2015.

  1. marcus connor

    marcus connor Chirping

    Oct 23, 2014
    Eastern Texas
    I build a goat pen like a fence I don't know what length but a guess it 20 square foot, and i was thinking if i put it farther away from the goats, and make it a little bit smaller 15 or 10 square foot, could I put about 30 cornish crosses in there.Tell me what you think about my idea.
  2. SIMZ

    SIMZ Crowing

    Apr 29, 2011
    Northwest Indiana
    Are you saying the area of the pen is 20 Square feet? That would be pretty small to put 30 Cornish X in. Have you raised them before? If not, the amount of manure they produce and how quickly they grow is hard to imagine. That said, you certainly wouldn't want to make it any smaller. They'll be healthier the more room they have, but I wouldn't even try it with less than 2-3 square feet per bird if they were entirely confined to that area.

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